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[10 QUESTIONS] Thissen stays faithful to church

Church has provided me with a lot of friends who I would not have met otherwise from many different schools,

Will Schavee, RubicOnline

February 17, 2020

Junior Evan Thissen is very active at Mt. Olivet, a place that has introduced him to a large network of friends and activities.

[ARTIST PROFILE] Music holds a place in Johnson’s heart

Music resonates with senior Sawyer Johnson.

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor

December 17, 2018

Senior Sawyer Johnson was initially drawn to music through family exposure, but today, he enjoys composing his own music.

[SNEAK PEAK] A Preview of Pops 2018

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

December 7, 2018

The annual Pops Concert will take place Dec. 7-8 at 7 p.m. on the Huss stage featuring almost 250 student musicians.

Klus reflects on the growth of the choir

Klus directs the Summit Singers.

Evelyn Lillemoe, The Rubicon Editor

November 14, 2018

In her 30 years as director of the choir, US music teacher Anne Klus has seen the choir expand and grow.

Student shares first hand experience at Carnegie Hall Performance 2017

Student shares first hand experience at Carnegie Hall Performance 2017

Ellie Findell, RubicOnline

March 7, 2017

The choir trip was a once in a lifetime opportunity that provided the SPA community with a chance to sing at a world renowned venue as well as explore a vibrant city.

SPA Choir brings crowd to feet at Carnegie Hall

The SPA Choir and members of Community Chorale prepare to perform at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 18.

Emily Thissen, RubicOnline Editor

February 21, 2017

The SPA Choir and members of the Community Chorale performed at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 18.

Huss Center hosts its first Spring Concert

Every St.Paul Academy and Summit School orchestral and choral musician shares the stage to play 'Carmina Burana', closing out the 2016 Spring Concert on Apr. 30.

Clare Tipler, Online Production Manager

May 2, 2016

Students, teachers, parents, and friends all gathered in the Huss Center for the first ever Spring Concert held at the new Performing Arts Center on Apr. 30. The concert, solely for the orchestras and choirs, included such favorites as ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ performed by the Summit Chamber Singers a...

Large number of musicians provides challenge, spring concert succeeds

Pieces ranged from Elijah Rock by Moses Hogan, performed by the choir, and an arrangement of music from Carmen, performed by the orchestra.

Nina Zietlow and Gita Raman, Feature Editor and Social Media Editor

April 26, 2015

The annual spring concert took place on Apr. 25.

Summit Singers reaches record size

THE LARGEST SUMMIT SINGERS in St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s history gathers before school to practice. “The more the merrier! It’s fun to see all the new faces and the number of people we have will create such a full sound,” senior Sonja Mischke said.

Nina Zietlow, Feature Editor

September 30, 2014

When the Summit Singers file into class before school, a buzz of chatter fills the space as students take their places in the choir room. They have been meeting like this for years, but this fall something is different. There is a bit of a scramble to find enough chairs; the room feels a little more...

Summit Singers wake up early for rehearsals

Students file into a morning Summit Singer rehearsal and begin to take their place by section: alto, first soprano, or second soprano.

Nina Zietlow, News Editor

April 22, 2014

As 7 a.m.rolls around many St. Paul Academy and Summit School students are just beginning to depart from their homes or prepare for school, but for the members of Summit Singers, 7 a.m. marks the beginning of rehearsal. With the multitude of cold days, heavy snowfall, and icy roads that have accompanied...

Summit Chamber greets students with a concert preview

Summit Chamber greets students with a concert preview

Gitanjali Raman, Feature Editor

April 22, 2014

Despite the slow end to winter, the Summit Chamber Choir gave students a treat on Friday morning: a preview of the Upper School Spring Concert. There was singing in the Summit Center, and their voices were heard all the way from the art hallway to the library. Freshman Isabelle Bukovsan said, “[The...

Pops Concert Preview: Summit Singers rehearse “Winter Song” by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson

Pops Concert Preview: Summit Singers rehearse

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

December 7, 2013

Summit Singers practice for the Pops concert, to be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7. In the clip, senior Victoria Guest sings the solo. To watch another choir video click here and to read the story click here. This article has been revised to reflect the following update: The song in the video is not...